Friday, September 16, 2011

Giveaway winner!

Hey guys! So, you want to know who the winner of the Joel Dewberry giveaway is?

I mean, I know I said I'd announce it tomorrow but...I've just got way too much on my plate the next few days so I figured I would do it today.

Sooooo.....drumroll....the winner, chosen by random lot, IS....

Congrats, Felicity! Send me your address and I'll make sure that gets out to you!

In other news, last week we had our first day of homeschool co-op. I have to admit I was pretty nervous, particularly because I'm teaching drawing to the high school students. I've never done anything like this before and high schoolers are scary. Not to mention I have all the quiet, stylish kids in the class. But I'm really enjoying it. Today was our first day of actual drawing in class and I loved doing it. I'm pretty excited about watching them grow as artists--even the ones who are taking it "because they have to." 
Back in B.C. days (before children) I was vacillating between becoming a physician's assistant or getting my Masters in fine arts so I could teach college art classes. Later on I started thinking I would suck as a teacher because I am proven to be super impatient with little kids. I figured the same thing could apply to older ones. But really I think it's just that I'm an older kid person because I like being able to explain myself without dumbing it down or pausing every few seconds to make everyone shut up and pay attention. 

Anyway, all this to say that art is becoming more a part of my life again and I'm really excited about that. Not that I don't love sewing, but art has always been my first love and I've kind of wandered away from that the last few years. Buying art supplies and writing the syllabus and thinking about how to grade things has me in a mode I haven't been in in ten years, and I'm pretty stoked about it.

Of course, I still have eighty billion sewing projects hanging over my head as well, sooo.....yeah.

The end.


Lindsay Conner said...

Congrats Felicity!

felicity said...

How awesome is that! My jaw literally dropped open when I saw my comment there in your announcement. Wheee! I will get you my address when I'm home and can access my personal email. Thanks for the giveaway!!!

Beezus said...

I know what you mean about patience with little kids. I just couldn't do it. All that whining, helping them fix their pants, the snotty noses. But the older kids, at least most of them, have got enough vanity to want to appeal to the opposite sex and take better care of hygiene (although this isn't always true, I won't disgust you with some of what I've seen), but the truth is, they're almost PEOPLE by the time they're in high school.

And you shouldn't worry because no matter how much they know, you'll always know more, even if it's just through experience. I was petrified my whole first year or so that I would mess it all up and teach them wrong and scar them for life! The truth is, I periodically get requests from former students on FB, so I know that even if I did get a thing or two wrong, they still felt like they got something from my class. And art is an area where you're not pulling teeth like world history or geography. (Although in truth, I found that teachers who had the most problems teaching were the ones who didn't want to make the kids responsible for their own learning.) :)

Congrats to Felicity, and congrats to you to. Here's to hoping the school year will reward you in new and exciting ways!

Terri said...

Congratulations to Felicity, lucky ducky.

Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts said...

Congrats Felicity!